[ helth ]
/ hɛlθ /
the general condition of the body or mind with reference to soundness and vigor: good health; poor health.
soundness of body or mind; freedom from disease or ailment: to have one’s health; to lose one’s health.
a polite or complimentary wish for a person’s health, happiness, etc., especially as a toast: We drank a health to our guest of honor.
vigor; vitality: economic health.
IT’S A WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ BONANZA!
This windfall of words will make you rich with knowledge. Mine your memory on the words from July 27 to August 2!
Question 1 of 7
What does “scattergood” mean?
a person who acts as though he or she knows everything and who dismisses the opinions, comments, or suggestions of others.
a person who spends possessions or money extravagantly or wastefully; spendthrift.
a well-intentioned but naive and often ineffectual social or political reformer.
Origin of health
OTHER WORDS FROM health
healthward, adjective, adverbsub·health, noun
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH health
health , heath.
Words nearby health
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020
Words related to health
Example sentences from the Web for health
We indulge in expensive cold-pressed juices and SoulCycle classes, justifying these purchases as investments in our health.
How Taryn Toomey’s ‘The Class’ Became New York’s Latest Fitness Craze|Lizzie Crocker|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The health, happiness and well-being of men, children and women improve.
He beat his illness twice, wrote about his battles with the disease, and continued broadcasting even as his health was failing.
Remembering ESPN’s Sly, Cocky, and Cool Anchor Stuart Scott|Stereo Williams|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
But medical experts say being able to take advantage of American health care almost certainly prolonged his life.
You already protect you, and look after you in sickness and in health.
Why Singles Should Say ‘I Don’t’ to The Self-Marriage Movement|Tim Teeman|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Why was he not strong in health and body like the people about him, and yet for whom did he wish to labor?
Broken in health and in fortune, he went to Colorado in 1879, where he remained seven years.
Recollections of Abraham Lincoln 1847-1865|Ward Hill Lamon
And then I lived too low, I fear; and any way I have got pretty low and out at elbows in health.
The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson – Swanston Edition Vol. 23 (of 25)|Robert Louis Stevenson
Health in manhood and womanhood depends on how the health is cared for in childhood.
Health Lessons|Alvin Davison
He turned his attention to Pomerania, though the injuries his health had suffered drove him to take the waters at Carlsbad.
The World’s Greatest Books, Vol XII.|Arthur Mee
What’s The Difference Between “i.e.” vs. “e.g.”?
All Of These Words Are Offensive (But Only Sometimes)
“Epidemic” vs. “Pandemic” vs. “Endemic”: What Do These Terms Mean?
When To Use “Have” vs. “Has”
What Is The Difference Between “It’s” And “Its”?
Why Do “Left” And “Right” Mean Liberal And Conservative?
British Dictionary definitions for health
/ (hɛlθ) /
the state of being bodily and mentally vigorous and free from disease
the general condition of body and mindin poor health
the condition of any unit, society, etcthe economic health of a nation
a toast to a person, wishing him or her good health, happiness, etc
(modifier) of or relating to food or other goods reputed to be beneficial to the healthhealth food; a health store
(modifier) of or relating to health, esp to the administration of healtha health committee; health resort; health service
an exclamation wishing someone good health as part of a toast (in the phrases your health, good health, etc)
Word Origin for health
Old English hǣlth; related to hāl hale 1
Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Medical definitions for health
health[ hĕlth ]
The overall condition of an organism at a given time.
Soundness, especially of body or mind; freedom from disease or abnormality.
The American Heritage® Stedman’s Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Idioms and Phrases with health
see clean bill of health.
The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.
WORD OF THE DAY
esurientadjective| [ih-soor-ee-uhnt]SEE DEFINITION
Absentee Ballot vs. Mail-In Ballot: Is There A Difference?
What’s The Difference Between “Mistrust” vs. “Distrust”?
“Affect” vs. “Effect”: Use The Correct Word Every Time
What Do “a.m.” And “p.m.” Stand For?